Buying a new. 45

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by leo84, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    Im very partial to the .45 and im looking for a new edition to the family. I've looked at springfield, sig, glock, s&w, and cz but I don't know much about them personally. I don't like glock, just not comfortable in my hand. I have big hands so the sub compact is out. I want a gun that I can carry as well as shoot every day so reliability is a must. Any suggestions from experience?
     
  2. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    1) 1911
    2) Sig P220
    3) Polymer (XD, Glock, HK, FN, S&W)
    4) On the cheap, check out Ruger and Bersa

    -the end-
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The Colt Commander:

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    ^ the Colt Light Weight Commander Model O4860XSE

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    ^ The Colt SS Commander Model O4012XSE
     
  4. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    I don't know anything about bersa. Are they any good?

    I own a 1911. I was looking at the sig 220. Is it worth the price tag?
     
  5. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Bersa makes some really solid little guns, and it might suit what you're after. Check out Bersas on Bud's. Dollar for dollar, they're probably one of the better values out there.

    A Sig P220 is an outstanding gun. They are expensive, but there are some pretty decent deals to be had on the used market.
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think you would enjoy the M&P45. Just from my experience.

    I know I like mine.:D
     
  7. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    What do you like about the m&p. 45? It looks like a comfortable fitting gun but never held one.
     
  8. TGReaper

    TGReaper New Member

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    I find that my STI's Ranger 11 & Range Master feel better in my hand than either of my Colts series 70 govt & series 80 GCNM.
    Possibly due to the undercut trigger guard on the STI's
    TGR
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    See if you can find an Ed Brown Kobra Carry.
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Get thee to a range and rent one. You will have a new love.:D
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Great gun...if you're in a position to drop $2500 on one pistol.

    Love those things though. The EB Kobra Carry and DW Pointman 7 initiated my "gun lust" when I first began researching pistols.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The lovely Mrs DanF found one in the newspaper used.
    We got it for $1800. Included the Ed Brown range bag, 4 mags, shoulder holster rig, IWB, and mag carrier.

    Who sez it has to be new?
     
  13. Jake15

    Jake15 New Member

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    I know everyone else likes the M&P, Sig, and XD, but I love my Ruger P345, its accurate, light wieght and I promise you the trigger is way better than the M&P, XD, or CZ, the only problem I've had with it is the mag safety, and its so easy to remove its like Ruger meant for it to be removed, and its fed everything I've ran through it
     
  14. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    I know the 1911 is a very popular gun, I have one myself. But im looking for a dual role .45. I want to be able to where it consealed as well. How is the handling on the sig P220? M&P? Are the easily able to handle follow up shots or is the recoil too great for rapid deployment?
     
  15. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Have you considered a Commander sized 1911, maybe something like a Kimber Pro Carry II? You might want to look at the FNP45, Sig Saurer, Springfield Champion GI 1911a1, and Springfield XDm's.
     
  16. bluegrasstank66

    bluegrasstank66 New Member

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    Doesn't Sig have a 1911 model?
     
  17. NativH

    NativH New Member

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    I just bought my second Ed Brown Special Forces 1911 last week. The first one was just the standard black with rosewood and I got it for $2020 on GA + $15 for shipping and my ffl's fee. Awesome pistol, I carry it daily, and I sold a nice Kimber to get it. More accurate than any other pistol I own save for my Python which is an entirely different story. I have several Glocks which I also like but the Ed Brown gets worn unless I'm going to the beach or on my Goldwing (G36).

    Sure I end up wearing a T-shirt and overshirt but who ever said I was stylish in the first place? My wife would rather I look like a dweeb and carry a full size 1911 than look stylish with a 380 or 9mm on me. That 5" handles SXT 230+P all day long and I doubt there is much that would stand up to a couple of those, much less three mag's full. And as far as weight, you do get used to having that on you if you carry daily. I once almost had to draw down on a drunk and was carrying a 9mm at the time. Since then, I only carry a 45, 357SIG, or 357mag. I never felt more insecure than thinking I was about to have to fight for my wifes and my life with a 9mm.
     
  18. Thadeuce

    Thadeuce New Member

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    Not sure about the Sig but I have the M&P and it's very manageable. Follow ups aren't troublesome depending on how fast you're trying to get them out.
     
  19. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    Im certainly considering the M&P, especially for the price versus the Sig, but I havnt handled one yet. The closest rental place is an hour away.
     
  20. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    Sig most definitely makes several 1911's. I am a Sig fan (P245 P226 P239) so I am obviously pro-Sig, but only because they have all been high quality dependable firearms. Yes, they are expensive, but you can't put a $ value on yourself or family....JMHO.

    Ruger also has a new 1911 that I have heard great things about from a friend that I shot with for over 20 years. If he says its good, I can take it to the bank.

    Happy searching. Go to a range a shoot several and see what you like.:cool: